Archive for the The Cessation of Suffering Category
The Second Step of Alcoholics Anonymous states, “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” The principle behind Step Two is hope. The 2nd Step is also closely related to the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism, especially the Third Noble Truth. Step Two and [...]
“God can move mountains, but please bring a shovel.” -Anonymous “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.” -Chinese [...]
I have found in my recovery that I must continue to take personal inventory ON PAPER. Simply trying to do it in my head does not work, and I fall behind. Furthermore, when I am doing a written inventory, I must also take the action to make amends where they [...]
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ““When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That’s [...]
The Fourth Step of Alcoholics Anonymous reads, “Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” Many people who are going through the steps for the first time find this step overwhelmingly frightening. The principle of Step Four is Courage.
The Second Step of Alcoholics Anonymous states that we “came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” The principle behind this step is hope. The Second Step is essentially the opposite of the First Step. While in Step One, we admit our powerlessness over [...]
Thich Nhat Hanh says, “Today is the most important day of our lives.” He encourages living in the present as the path to happiness. Right Mindfulness is a crucial part of Buddhism, and is heavily stressed.